Trees and shrubs

Majestic towering trees compete with emblematic shrubs to decorate gardens throughout the year. Here’s all you can expect from your shrubs and trees.

Winter blooming shrubs

Even though there aren’t very many, winter blooming shrubs are often among the most amazing. They are unique in that they bloom when all the other plants are at rest.
Witch hazel blooming in winter

How to plant heath plants

Heath plants love acidic, cool and well-drained soil. Planting is an important phase in the life of a plant.
Close-up of a healthy heath plant well planted.

Winterizing your olive trees

It might come as a surprise, but what is most fatal to olive trees in winter isn’t the cold – it’s moisture. If the cold sets in gradually and the air is dry, olive trees are hardy down to 10 to 17°F (-8 to -12°C) and have been known to survive temperatures as low as […]
An olive tree in winter with snow.

Elegant camellias

If roses are all the rage in summer, camellia takes the limelight during winter.
Red-and-white mottled camellia flowers are easy to grow.

Set up a mixed hedge

Setting up a mixed hedge fulfills all the functions of a normal single-species hedge, and provides an added aesthetic touch to your garden that is quite unique
haie

Arbutus unedo – noted for its berries

The Arbutus unedo tree is a superb shrub that is well-known thanks to its beautiful red fruits that look like strawberries – and they’re edible, too!
Fruits and leaf of the arbutus unedo tree.

Maple

Main Maple facts Name – Acer Family – Aceraceae Type – tree Height – 50 to 85 feet (15 to 25 meters) Exposure – sunny, not scorching Soil – ordinary Foliage – deciduous Flowering – February to April Planting maple Select a sun-endowed spot or light sun. Follow our advice on planting and ensure constant moisture remains in the soil by mulching the base of the trunk during the first […]
Red-orange leaves of the maple tree against a blue sky.

Acacia dealbata, the winter mimosa tree

Acacia dealbata, commonly known under the name winter mimosa tree, decorates our gardens with superb golden yellow blooms from January to March, depending on the climate.
acacia dealbata

Top 5 spring-blooming trees

They catch the eye along streets and in parks and gardens. Learn how to recognize these five very common flower trees.
5 trees that bloom in spring, here is the cherry tree.

A green balcony, even in winter

Don’t leave your garden boxes and pots empty during the cold season: many plants will let you landscape your balcony with plants in winter.
A balcony in winter overloaded with green ivy and red and white cyclamen flowers.

Azalea japonica, the Japanese azalea

Azalea japonica is a small heath shrub that provides evergreen, bushy growth and very beautiful flowers that range from pink to red, purple and white. 
Bright pink blossoms cover an Azalea japonica with a few bright green leaves.

Japanese maple, superb foliage

Colorful to the point of being flamboyant, Japanese maple is a very beautiful shrub thanks to the color and delicate shape of its leaves.
Japanese maple leaves, bright orange-red against a hazy ivory-colored bokeh.

Cloud pruning for trees and shrubs

Niwaki – this is the Japanese word for cloud pruning. It’s the act of trimming trees into cloud shapes. An ancestral, elaborate art, this cloud pruning technique was developed to create symbolic spaces,
Magnificent example of a cloud-pruned shrub with 8 to 10 clouds and a silver gray trunk.